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trouble because to discredit the demonstration live to a reporter on the. country is bankrupt just look at the numbers right now the plan the result of the u.s. debt crisis pulls a part of the senate with a clock ticking towards choose days deadline to evolve avoid default and. as s.s. veterans gather in a stony to celebrate the nazi past causes outrage activists say turning a blind eye to this could lead to more tragedy similar to what happened in norway. welcome you watching on t.v. from moscow with me kevin owen it's eleven pm here now on our top story for you the biggest wave of protests in years has begun in israel demonstrators are taking to
the streets in seven cities across the country thousands have been camping out across the country for about a fortnight calling for social justice and for prime minister netanyahu to go the biggest rally is now underway into. let's catch up with artist paula slayer she's there to bring us up to date with what's happening. again so this is we're predicting earlier a massive turnout have they got the backing they wanted tonight. well it certainly seems as if they do have the backing they wanted this is one of some ten different rallies taking place across the country right now saturday evening here in tell of it there must easily be some fifteen to twenty thousand people a short time ago they marched from watts child boulevard which is a street not far from here they marched here as i say from march chant which locals have dubbed the tapir square obvious for all to hear of course being a throwback to cairo where the egyptian protests and egyptian revolution were centered around now here in the coming hour we are expecting organizers to outline
their specific demands the mood is uncertain at the beach and hopefully although there is a heavy security presence police choppers are circling overhead police are called cordoned off all the roads here they are very concerned that they could be a repeat of what happened last saturday when there was a similar demonstration although with fewer numbers there protests or some thirty thousand people and that protest actually erupted into violence afterwards when several people were arrested for disturbing the quiet on the street so police would not want to see a repeat of that this demonstration and these protests that have seen thousands of people take to the streets across israel has taken the government of the israeli prime minister bibi netanyahu by surprise and they certainly do not know how to deal with it all i want to push a bit earlier on you were drawing similarities with. israel now to the events of egypt you touched on it just a couple seconds ago are we really talking about the potential overthrow the
government here though. that certainly is the only comment here this is a political demonstration it might not have started off like that sixteen days ago but certainly here we are hearing calls for netanyahu the israeli. i'm minister to step down there are boards for every scene change and the latest polls suggest that as many as eighty percent obvious mainly support the stemmons station now it is interesting though that in the into days media said today israeli press is reporting that netanyahu is mulling over certain kinds of tax breaks as a way to peace people and that has caused critics thirty people on the left of the israeli political spectrum to say that he's behaving in the same way that the egyptian president hosni mubarak reacted shortly before he was overthrown so a lot of people here making parallels between what is happening in israel and what happened in egypt it is interesting though that israelis did support the democratic move of rejection protesters recently here we are witnessing the democratic move of
israelis and just talking to people here people are excited by the fact that so many people are being mobilized across the country with the potential to possibly overthrow the turnout for the you know i was going to ask you the more it is the all important mood just looking over your shoulder there we've got cameras daughter grown elsewhere as well bring your views the latest live pictures paula what is the mood there we're just focused on the stage now i mean what are these jobs so you know are they protest songs i can understand when they say you have you got a better idea. well enough protest songs per se they populate israeli songs that that is minuses really having a spirit people coming together i think that's really the sense i get here of unity of israelis uniting behind a common theme and israeli society certainly hasn't missed something like this in years the netanyahu government in a true and a half years that it's been in place has been completely caught by surprise and i think what did start as a protest against rising costs of living again education be the police for example
the doctors have been protesting for several months already so it started with very specific concerns but it really has unified people into a rallying call calling for an. on yahoo to step down i mean an hourglass walking past some people who were holding up posters that was saying mubarak aside netanyahu that also gives you a sense of the parallels that are being made so simply the mood is jovial it is a unity it is a coming together of people calling for regime change ok you're hearing the protests for that florida keys policy thanks for bringing us up to date what you're seeing around you they'll be crossing back to you later thank you for. well we're hearing all is peaceful and quiet there at the moment but tell of the based activist and lawyer boyle fears the government could resort to some provocative measures to try and disperse the crowds the government sending people here to make provocation in order to find a reason to take this demonstration to a violent situation to give him
a cause to clear this whole thing out we're not going to let them do that the for this will continue that's for sure it took sixty years to people to actually get out of the couch and come and demonstrate for social issues we haven't done it before you know what we have here it's in history this will be remembered in history because the israelis used to be. a bad thing to the situation if the government won't listen to the sound of the people the government will fall that's basically it we can take the government send him home one of the main organizers of the protest believes in a desperate attempt to stay in power the government could begin a new war to try and divert attention from the social problems at home. well you can see it at the now is under big pressure here wasn't prepared for but kind of movement at the moment actually our biggest fear is that not only our being so afraid of what's going to happen we'll start a war somewhere. because that situation in israel where used to be part of the big
war zone we're in we're not allowed to talk about the way we live because we're always under pressure we always and there rick and that's what people want to change now they want to say ok so they're our friends and we are in a very very big problem with the countries around us and with the palestinians but still there are things that we have to solve and the situation outside of israel is also related to what happened here between our between our citizens. we spoke to just now there's a mention paulus there will be updating us throughout the night on the developments in tel aviv for the very latest as well you can head to our twitter page at r.t. underscore com that she's posting a comment right now oh she's saying that thousands carrying signs say gave over and bibi go home movie of course means begin to. keep up to date there are plenty of tweets and other news stories as well r t underscore calm.
another plan to avoid a u.s. debt default has failed to pass through the senate after the democrats rejected a cut bill proposed by the republicans with the clock ticking down the tuesday's deadline there's even less time now to find a way out of what president obama's called a mess and avert an unprecedented default crisis economists much fred wolf told us the proposals on the table just putting off the worst outcome. less than two business days away from the worst self-imposed crisis of america's standing in the world and america's credit rating and at least a century it's a fairly emergency situation and we're deep into the eleventh bordering on the twelfth our debt reduction plan that president obama has endorsed at least rhetorically that comes out of harry reid and the democratic majority in the u.s. senate does make massive cuts in spending more than two point five trillion dollars over ten years so more than two hundred fifty billion dollars a year does no increase in revenue at all which was one of the early if i think
somewhat unwise demands of the republicans in these negotiations and therefore is possible is actually does more to reduce the deficit and the debt in the united states over the next ten years than the rival republican house plan the cut cap and balance plan and so it's possible that that could be pushed through none of these plans make real efforts to reduce the long term problem of insufficient revenue and these plans do reduce spending in ways that will be painful and for many communities in the united states transformative but it's worthy of note and somehow hasn't much been mentioned that not a single plan out there reduces the national debt they just change the speed by which it grows. selectively us place trends general believes u.s. government that represents only the elite is ill equipped to deal with the overwhelming problems. the country is going bankrupt just look at the numbers the numbers don't lie the politicians lie let's look at the bigger picture first of all they're devaluing the dollar and we've been saying that all along gold
in the last month has gained one hundred fifteen dollars an ounce the dollars crashing against the swiss franc and other currencies you can see what's going on and let's look at the bigger picture what they're not talking about in all this deficit reduction hey how about the military budget how about slashing foreign aid fifty seven billion dollars a year how is that out companies like general electric that made fourteen billion dollars last year paying no taxes look there's plenty of room out there to start raining this thing in and turning it around we do not have a representative form of government that's only for little kiddies to believe we have a government that represents only the very powerful and the very rich and that's all this is about letting them keeping their parks josel entertain and later in the program we have the streets the big apple to ask americans what they think of the
debt drama. you may wonder how they ever get anything done in israel or in italy or any place where they have multi porkies to porteous two and a half hours of include the cheap guys and we can't get anything done sometimes it takes a while to realize how bad things really are they keep on saying the american people want this america they were good but i don't think they're asking anybody really what they really want. in a stony s.s.s. veterans of neo nazis holding their annual meeting they've got that with the support of the local authorities who on the other hand of how to put an anti nazi march that. he said of first has more from the scene. we're here in this town a cinema for the annual gathering of the versions of the estate in waffen s.s. now the event has attracted widespread criticism of the is being seen to glorify naziism the authorities here in history of being heavily criticized to being seen
not only to condone this talk but for having made it increasingly difficult over the years for those who oppose this to come to rally now the anti fascist movement hold a rally very nearby at the same time as this is going on and as we said in recent years we've seen people coming from latvia from this to a new year from finland they've been detained at the borders and not be able to enter and take part again today coming in a lot of the people who are involved in the anti fascist movement rally that's happening nearby have been questioned by police we know that the head of the anti fascist finnish organization was actually detained last night at the pool of talent and he wasn't allowed to leave the base i was stopped and i was told that i have remained true to the country and of course didn't want any kind of other opinions from their own opinion which is very very much supporting the this is
a movement now russia since two thousand and five has been introducing draft legislation to the un condemning the glorification of nazi isn't we've seen a number of countries get on board with this but there have been some that haven't events like this that have the government support here in a stay in year certainly cause a lot of anger and at the very least is seen as being morally and politically insensitive to this like a little heightened from the physician to fashion's committee says the used turning a blind eye to such events that may lead to war tragedies similar to the attacks in norway. they all know that the main break their guns are really breaking there keep your speech story and they're outrageous that this is their story and prime minister it's not on the ending of it at all but i'm supporting it and because european union has been so lousy and we were promised during unions and almost the only themselves all this is right wing extremists in the just the right thing now
you're not going to go out like you know rabid freak is one funny example of the. the baltic states become infamous in recent years indeed for what's being dubbed the rewriting of history the annual meetings of nazi veterans are happening in latvia as well with an official court ruling there authorizing the back in two thousand and seven a stonier authorities remove the monument commemorating the soviet soldiers who liberated the country from nazi occupation at the time that move caused violent protests now if you want to quote you so with more of this you can head to our website the site of our new documentary channel to discover more about the history of world war two from a collection of original footage there bringing you a chilling reality t.v. experience as it was for the millions of people suffer always log on to our t v dot. dot com to find out.
i. you're watching out for you from moscow next tonight little journalism and a lot of pain there the frequent findings of recent media surveys in the u.s. as newspapers across the country close in the p.r. machines rushing in to fill the vacuum christine has been finding out what it may mean for society it is the end of the personality the final this is the this is.
newspapers like the seattle post intelligencer the rocky mountain news and hundreds more have now become relics from the past. slash budgets have stopped the presses at newsrooms nationwide. and mass layoffs throughout media have meant far fewer journalists to investigate policy and procedure we're losing a sense of accountability in government in business in our. life lives if we lose journalists who aren't asking questions about what's going on the numbers particularly dramatic with newspapers where revenue has been cut nearly in half while the journalism industry is shrinking the public relations industry is expanding at one time a one to one ratio between p.r. employees and journalists today that ratio is four to one with p.r.
revenues jumping from three point five billion to eight point seven billion dollars journalists are simply overwhelmed by folks who are trying to spin them or trying to create their own story you have the public relations folks the spin doctors if you will driving the news cycle john nichols along with robert mckee has me wrote a book about it the death and life of american journalism in a sense we are becoming one of the most propagandized countries in the world short staffed news stations often use company video news releases or vienne ours like this one if your ex about chances are the first have been filled up because they need to apply p.r. described as news the new treatment is called mimics press releases also often read on the air or posted on the web before any fact checking is done with the focus often on getting it first rather than getting it right good evening everybody breaking news tonight but we are putting into our program with some breaking news where corporate and government p.r.
departments are filled with former journalists who know how to sell their message they understood how media worked what. reporters saw those good story as opposed to hype butch ward worked for nearly twenty years as a journalist with the philadelphia inquirer but after layoffs he left to work for health insurer independent blue cross before returning to work as a journalist not revolving door between the press n.p.r. the press and governor. is causing real concern about what the long term effects could be if the influx of spin doctors take over the message machine completely where there is very little journalism being done in an awfully lot of spin you create some dangerous circumstances for citizenry for democracy itself i'll go straight to questions white house spokesman jay carney worked for twenty years as a journalist for time magazine now he's president obama's spokes person former broadcaster and columnist tony snow went on to serve as
a spokesperson for president bush and jamie rubin went from the state department under president clinton to executive editor at bloomberg news so common such as a common practice and no one no one is questioning. or in a time when hakken flack are often one in the same and the spin machine works overtime as the printing presses come to a halt the question becomes can a meaningful force the state actually survive. in washington christine for sound r t. who covers a whole lot of stories available twenty four seventh's our t.v. dot com our website our home page the stories online if you could i might be interested in the spirit of robin hood arrives in central russia instead of burgling bush go on the breadline thieves leaves of money and a note saying that she should use the money to help us sell my story about to fall
out of the amazing tale of love and fidelity of male swans bondage to how to choose oh young after a stray dog killed the mother of all the single father success and of course all of you stories to go on to our dot com. equal access to education for children of different backgrounds may be a very good idea but it's getting a mixed response nonetheless in india right now the government's unprecedented right to education act aims to provide compulsory and free education for all children aged between six and fourteen but it's india's centuries old social divide this getting in the way priests rita found. it's dawn in india's capital city of new delhi an eight year old cushy just wall is getting ready for school while there
are nearly two hundred million elementary school children like cushy in india only half that number ever complete the eighth grade most end up leaving school to help their parents with domestic work or to get a job to bring in some extra money made but i haven't studied much that's why i want to educate my children after growing pressure to address the educational disparities in india the government passed an act making it mandatory for all children between the ages of six and fourteen to get a free education it even requires elite private schools with tuitions nearing five hundred dollars per month to grant a quarter of their seats to students from disadvantaged backgrounds like cushy today there are just as many schools where students have to pay a choice unlike this one as there are free schools that are funded by the government according to the act it's up to the parents to decide where the name and their name to school that means a student like cushy can attend an elite private school if she enters that wins the lottery and gets into the twenty five percent quota it also means that if
government workers are able to identify and successfully in a row should insist that are attending not just schools like the ones pushing attendance now could get overcrowded but the idea of free schooling in india has its opponents while the teachers want to see their students succeed they believe that integrating indian children from a lower class into a private school would not be practical. these elite schools have a very high standard only juden whose parents are educated can study in schools like these schools want to maintain their high standards and reputation. it's a position supported by the well off members of indian society the school is not meant for them. it's meant for the. people of. the good miller did. good on his. that is a what they would there. were thinking him in that sort of fit into i mean so he
would have trouble getting assimilated in spite of the mixed reception the integration model received for children like cushy education is simply about accomplishing her dreams i want to study to the twelfth grade ten become a teacher i but it's a dream that may just fall through the gap of india's socio economic divide by preassure either r.t. new delhi india. return another one of our top stories the u.s. debt ceiling deadline or. the second deadline with no solution on the horizon lori huff a list as more. with the looming debt crisis the u.s. is watching the clock tick down to an economic armageddon what does that even mean that this week let's talk about that they keep setting dates over and over again and nothing happened just part of the negotiation process i think so it's idle threat. i believe so do you expect more from the people who like.
neither party is going to let this actually happen where they would let it expire and then the united states would go into default i don't think that's going to happen i think that's a bluff but i think what actually is at hand is for real and they're they're using it as leverage to push their respective issues but i think americans if i'm speaking for myself as an american are sick of it or they don't represent the reports as they think they were representing but i don't i think they keep on saying the american people want this market want this but i don't think anybody really what they really want what do you want i would like a compromise right now the drama right now is largely contrived there is a debt crisis but will make it through and you know will pay the bills and things will be fine so all this drama i think is just making people crazy why are they doing that now i mean we raise the debt ceiling every year why is this drama unfolding right now well it's largely political because the upcoming election you know it's a good thing it's finally happening i think the people are speaking up. and
hopefully will get our way but sometimes it takes a while to bad things really are i mean nobody has given any ground i've seen ideologues before for many many years and this is absolutely truly amazing and makes me wonder how they ever get anything done in israel or in italy or any place where they have multi parties i mean you go to parties to an airport if you include the two guys and we can't get anything done it's utterly embarrass amish will be ashamed of themselves no matter what happens with the u.s. debt crisis the bottom line is we're. bound to be a lot more posturing from all the politicians involved it's. more international news in brief for you syrian troops who reportedly stormed the damascus suburbs killed at least four human rights groups say it brings the number of dead to twenty two since friday after security forces were said to have begun a new crackdown on anti-government protests since the uprising in syria in march
activists say police violence has killed more than a thousand demonstrators. nato commanders say they've destroyed three t.v. satellite broadcasting dishes near the libyan capital tripoli were said to have been carried out in accordance with the u.n. resolution to protect people from government oppression from the media over its failed to not libyan state t.v. off air it's now been four months since nato military campaign began the libyan government claims hundreds of civilians have been killed in the airstrikes. from the miraculous escape for passengers on board this plane overshot a runway and broke into two in guyana all one hundred sixty three on board the boeing seven three seven survived although some injuries are reported the accident was blamed on bad weather the airport was closed for several hours leaving hundreds of passengers stranded and delaying dozens of flights. and just a few minutes still missed the opportunity to hear the versatile voice of one of